As It Happens

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Jan. 15, 2020
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Part One

Russia leadership moves
President Putin's dramatic shakeup of Russia's government might seem like a bold move for democracy — but a Moscow journalist says it's all about keeping power.

McGill divestment
McGill University decides it won't pull its money out of fossil fuels so one of its professor  decides he's its time for him to pull out of the school.

WNBA deal
The Women's National Basketball Association gets a new deal that will boost salaries and provide maternity leave — which for our guest means she doesn't have to choose playing and starting a family.

Part Two

Tinder and Grindr sharing
They're supposed to help you get a date, but a new report finds that online dating apps like Grindr and Tinder are oversharing your data — by giving out your intimate details.

Mule walker
You can't accuse him of dragging his ass. Because a European man is walking across North America with mules — which are different. Plus, there are three of them. Any questions?

Part Three

Kentville Nova Scotia emergency room
Three emergency room doctors in Nova Scotia say they're leaving their hospital because they can no longer tolerate the understaffing and overcrowding. Presumably adding to that understaffing problem. 

Archie's accent
Much Ado Aboot Nothing, eh? Now that the Queen has consented to Harry and Meghan's move to Canada — some royal watchers are worried what effect the relocation might have on their son, Archie. Specifically, will he grow up speaking with a Canadian accent?

Pokémon card missing 
Dude, where's my card? After shelling out 60-K, a collector eagerly awaited the arrival of an extremely rare Pokemon card — but it never arrived. So he's suing.